Pronunciation: (slēt), [key]
1. precipitation in the form of ice pellets created by the freezing of rain as it falls (distinguished from hail).
2. glaze (def. 17).
3. Chiefly Brit.a mixture of rain and snow.
1. to send down sleet.
2. to fall as or like sleet.
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